Fools Classic

Registration will open Wednesday January 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM EST

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Fools Classic

The Fools Classic is a very challenging ride held in bucolic Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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Fools Classic

The course is ca 79 miles long with 6000′ of climbing, and 27 sectors of unpaved roads.

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Fools Classic

“April is the cruelist month”

“I will show you fear in a handful of dust”

– T.S. Elitot, “The Waste Land” 1922

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Final Instructions, Maps and Cue Sheets can be found on our Downloads page.

The Fools Classic is Kermesse Sport’s original Mixed Surface Ride, and is one of the oldest spring classic themed rides in the US.

Despite being founded long prior to the Revolutionary War, Bucks County doesn’t have much in terms of cobblestone roads, but due to its rural nature, there are many unpaved roads of dirt and gravel.

Glaciers carved out what is now the Delaware River, yielding some steep hills leading out of the river valley. These conditions combined with the unpaved roads, lends perfectly to a tribute to the Ronde Van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders).

While the route varies year-to-year, the concept is constant; ride a circuit of roads less traveled past picturesque farms, pre-revolutionary stone houses, and take in as many of the local unsealed roads as practical.

The unpaved roads are all maintained public roads that are used daily by standard motor vehicles. They are perfectly suitable for road bikes with normal road tires, though the organizers recommend that you leave the lightweight stuff at home, and suggest that tires larger than 23mm will make your ride more enjoyable.

The 2016 Ride is on Saturday April 23rd and starts at 8:00 AM at the Point Pleasant Fire Company in Point Pleasant (Bucks County), PA

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Countdown to Fools Classic on April 23, 2016 8:00 AM

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I just wanted to say a public thank you to Bob and Julie for putting
together all the food and especially Julie for taking her time to sag the
ride today-thanks.

I’d also like to thank Brian I for including Lodi Road, as part of the
route, a dirt road climb that almost made me cry out for my mommy!
What a great ride!

Ed Shuhart
4/6/08

Great ride, however, delete Lodi next year…please!

Michael Sobel
4/7/08

Tres bien, mon ami! Do you want the bottles back? (and by that, I mean
gently and not via a Lodi-Road-retaliatory throw through your window!)

Kurt Shrammel
4/9/08